Nike Boys Basketball Camp Berry College
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In summer 2023, head to Georgia's popular overnight camp located northwest of Atlanta! Train with Head Men's Basketball Coach, Mick Hedgepeth, and staff at this boys-only camp including on and off-court training and discussions to help campers become better players, teammates and individuals.
The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine their basketball knowledge and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.
- Emphasis on fundamental development, shooting technique and positional play
- In-depth discussions on situational play, work ethic and sportsmanship
- Receive a Nike Basketball Camp t-shirt and other prizes!
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Camp Director Mick Hedgepeth
Mick Hedgepeth comes to Berry after three years as Director of Men's Basketball Operations at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Hedgepeth, a 2012 graduate of Belmont, was part of a staff that won 77 games in three seasons.View Mick's Bio ⟩
Prior to joining the Bruins' coaching staff, Hedgepeth was the head coach at Berry's Southern Athletic Association rival University of the South. Hedgepeth had a record of 36-18 in two years at the helm, guiding the Tigers to a 22-7 record in 2018-19 and an SAA tournament championship.
Before joining Sewanee as an assistant coach, Hedgepeth began his coaching career at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. The Ephs went 30-20 during his time as an assistant coach, where he was involved in every aspect of the program, including opponent scouting and recruiting.
Hedgepeth's return to the bench at Belmont was a homecoming after playing for the Bruins and legendary head coach Rick Byrd during his collegiate years. A 2012 graduate of the school, Hedgepeth was a major factor in 96 victories for the Bruins on the hardwood, including three Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championships, two A-Sun Conference tournament championships, and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Hedgepeth would earn A-Sun Tournament MVP recognition in 2011, twice was a Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honoree, and was the 2012 A-Sun Male Student-Athlete of the Year and a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist.
Equally as strong in the classroom as he was on the court, Hedgepeth was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and also received post-graduate scholarships from the NCAA and the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association. He would be named the DI-AAA ADA men's basketball scholar athlete of the year.
Hedgepeth and his wife Courtney (Guidal) are parents of one child.
Session I: June 11-15
Session II: June 21-25
Campers Check-in: First day between 12pm-1:30pm at Cage Center
Closing Ceremony: Last day at 11:30am
Housing & Roommates
Campers will reside in the Deerfield Dormitory on campus and stay two per room and are assigned by age or request. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not provided
Pool: Yes. There will be optional swimming time.
Room Key Deposit: No, only due if key is lost
Suggested Spending Money: $40
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities (such as movies, games and pizza parties). Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
● Athletic, on-court clothing
● Athletic shoes
● Water bottle
● Small gym bag/backpack
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
● Athletic clothing mentioned above
● Comfortable off-court clothing
● Flip flops
● Personal items & medications
● Washcloth and bath towel
● Fan (optional)
● Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter, or sleeping bag
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability.
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
NIKE BASKETBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our basketball camps, please see our FAQ page.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake-up/Get ready for the day
- 7:45 AM Breakfast
- 8:50 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:00 AM Classroom Session/Lecture
- 10:00 AM Ball Handling Skills and Drills
- 10:30 AM Skill Development
- 11:00 AM Team Games
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:45 PM Classroom Session/Lecture
- 3:00 PM Offensive/Defensive Skills Stations
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:45 PM Classroom Session
- 8:00 PM Gym - Practices/Games
- 11:00 PM Lights out
Berry College is located near Rome in Northwest Georgia, only 65 miles northwest of Atlanta and 65 miles south of Chattanooga. Berry College, one of the world's largest campuses at 28,000-acres, offers a beautiful environment for learning. Overnight campers reside in the dormitories where staff act as resident advisors and supervise campers overnight. In addition to basketball instruction, campers will take part in nighttime activities like movie night and pizza night.
Thank you for a fun week!
Easy registration process.
July 25, 2016: As a parent, I enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm of the staff and the easiness of the registration process. My son has nothing but good things to say about this camp. He really enjoyed himself!
— Sharon H., Parent
This was the best one so far
Compared to other camps I’ve been to, this was the best one so far. And I liked the camp this year even better than last year.
Camp gave me the courage
The camp gave me the courage to go out for the basketball team at my school this year.
Camp taught me new skills and made me a better player
The gym was great and the coaches made it fun to be there. I learned more about basketball and new skills like jump stops, pass fakes, and pump fakes. I still use the shooting drills that we practiced. Once I left camp I felt like a better player.
The staff members were great and they were always enthusiastic!
The camp was great! I learned new things and perfected old things. The staff members were great and they were always enthusiastic! I will remember everything about this camp!
— Dalton K., Camper
I love the intensity of the program
I love the intensity of the program. My grandson learned fundamental and techniques that is helpful to him in order to perfect his playing of basketball.
— Tee B., Grandparent
My son came home with academic, character and basketball skill goals.
My son came home with academic, character and basketball skill goals. He says it was worth the time and money invested. My son expressed the need to continue the work and practice what he has learned by attending the camp - This is something that I have trying to encourage him to do since he started the sport. Therefore from a mother’s perspective his game has already improved.
— Lynnette H., Parent
My daughter is looking forward to camp next year
My daughter loved your camp. She came back with a new sense of basketball and responsibility as well. I was 100% satisfied with the results. My daughter is looking forward to gong to the camp next year!
The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating
The counselors/coaches were incredibly motivating...my son would practice outside until dark after a full day of camp. We will definitely sign up again.
— Rebecca M., Parent
My son says he learned a lot.
July 26, 2016: My son really enjoyed the camp and says he learned a lot. My only suggestion is to improve the food selection for next year.
— Andrea S., Parent
All of the girls became really good friends.
July 26, 2016: All of the girls became really good friends so it was a lot of fun in that aspect. I also learned a lot and feel like I became a better player. My favorite part was the 5-on-5 games we played because it was like playing a game, but you kept switching opponents so there was a new challenge each time. I think that the camp was well planned and well executed.
— Katieanne P., Camper
June 23, 2021: Great feedback from coaches (Berry players). Great job making teams on par with skill level and helping players improve.
— Patty M., Parent
Focuses on fudnamentals, skills, and scrimmages.
July 25, 2016: Out of two years attending this camp, everything always goes very smoothly and is well organized. My most memorable experience is being able to connect with friends from the previous camp year. The intensity is great and focuses on fundamentals, skills training, and practices/scrimmages. Very good training and helps to build one's confidence.
— Markhan B., Camper
Everyone gets rewarded for their hard work.
July 25, 2016: I really enjoyed this camp because the coaches and the players/campers made it a great experience. My most memorable experience was when i won MVT at the award ceremony because it meant a lot to me. My favorite part of camp was the award ceremony. The coaches made sure that all of the campers were rewarded for their hard work. I would recommend this camp to players who are serious about progressing their basketball skills and IQ.
— Kya C., Camper
My son has been practicing every day since camp!
July 25, 2016: Since the camp ended, my son has been going to the basketball court daily to practice his skills. I am so happy to see him so motivated!
— Linda C., Parent
June 24, 2017: Great job!! my favorite part was the 5v5 drills. Great food, great coaches, looking forward to coming to a game.
— Brennan H., Camper
Meeting new people and playing basketball all day
June 26, 2017: My favoirte part of camp was meeting new people and playing basketball all day. I would attend this camp again next summer.
— Cody L., Camper
He enjoyed instruction and criticism
June 26, 2017: The coach and his players were wonderful examples for my son. He enjoyed instruction and criticism. He learned so much and became more confident.
— Will G., Parent
He was very excited
June 22, 2019: Davis enjoyed the competitions. One of the coaches gave him some tips on his free throws on his first day at camp and he won the free throw competition for his age group on the last day of camp. He was very excited about some of the new techniques he learned at camp.
— Brooke T., Parent
This was his favorite basketball camp
June 23, 2019: My son really enjoyed this camp. He took home some valuable skills and feedback. This was his favorite basketball camp over the last 4 years that he has been attending in NC and GA! Thank you.
— Cyrus P., Parent
He learned so much
June 23, 2019: He learned so much about the sport and what he needs to work on, he feels he is ready for his upcoming year. Thank you for a great camp!
— Kara D., Parent
Cole enjoyed the coaching staff
June 19, 2021: Cole enjoyed the coaching staff, basketball environment, meeting new friends and the food.
— Kathryn R., Parent
All of the coaches were top notch, friendly, and helpful.
June 21, 2021: My two sons had a great time. They enjoyed being at a beautiful college campus and seeing a glimpse of what it takes to become a college student athlete. All of the coaches were top notch, friendly, and helpful.
— Gordon R., Parent
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.